234 JffYRAX CHEWING THE CUD CHAP, ix Some of the Coneys live in rocky ground, while others, formerly placed in the genus Dendrohyraa, frequent trees, in holes in which they sleep. The Coney of the Scriptures is familiar, who is " exceed- ing wise/* though a " feeble folk." But the further observation that he " cheweth the cud but divided not the hoof," is obviously entirely wrong. As to the wisdom, it is said that this beast is too wary to be taken in traps; while the suggestion of chewing the cud is, according to Canon Tristram, to be interpreted in the light of a habit of working and moving its jaws which the animal has. The traveller Bruce kept one in captivity to see if it did really chew the cud, and found that it did!